Thursday, February 3, 2011

Eleven Vacancies on Charter Review Commission

Apply before March 2 for a four-year term on the Charter Review Commission.

The County Charter was amended in 1976 to provide that a Charter Review Commission be appointed by the County Council every four years to study the Charter. The Commission researches and evaluates Charter issues raised by the County Executive, County Council, other government officials and the public. Commission reports are submitted no later than May 1 of every even-numbered year. These reports contain recommendations concerning any proposed Charter amendments.

The Commission is composed of 11 County residents, five of whom are appointed from a list of names submitted by the County Executive. Six members will be appointed by the Council. Those applying for Council appointment may also be considered for nomination by the County Executive. The chair is designated by the Council and the vice chair is designated by the County Executive. No more than six members can be from the same political party.

All 11 positions are up for appointment. There is no compensation for members of the commission, which generally will meet once per month in the Council Office Building in Rockville.

Send your letter of interest along with a resume to: Valerie Ervin, President, Montgomery County Council, 100 Maryland Ave., Rockville, Maryland 20850. Your resume should include professional and civic experience, home and office telephone numbers and an e-mail address. Letters and resumes submitted are made public as part of the appointment process. Members of County boards, committees and commissions may not serve on more than one such group at a time.

For more information call 240-777-7979.

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